Linus Naik had been a member of the Cape Town and the Johannesburg Supporters Club previously, and after moving to Durban in 2012, he realised that there wasn’t an official club on the East Coast.
Over 500 guests enjoyed the evening and were enthralled with the achievements of the federation.
The tournament had spurred other initiatives within the community with regards to the future of the youth, education and job creation being of importance.
Run by the Shito-Ryu Karate Institute, qualified instructors have trained hundreds of youth over the last 13 years at the youth centre. Classes cater for residents from five to 25-years-old.
Anyone currently questioning cricket’s commitment to grassroots development in the country need only cast their eyes over any of the multiple KFC Mini-Cricket festivals taking place on a number of playing surfaces around South Africa.
The camaraderie and cheerful atmosphere throughout the day inspired a general consensus that the Winkelspruit/Chatsworth competition becomes an annual event.
In 2011, she represented eThekwini Netball at the SA Spar National Championship Tournament that was held in Cape Town.
Several other athletes were presented with awards as well and the function was definitely enjoyed by all in attendance.
The respective athletes received prestigious awards while sponsors were also honoured at the event.
It was indeed a pleasure to watch the Golden Oldies, ranging from the ages of 48 to almost 70, dish out a superb class of carpet football.
They took on all comers with grace and aplomb that had captured the hearts of all.